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The Very Best of Gilbert & Sullivan

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>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado
>     Three little maids from school are we
>     A wand'ring minstrel I
>     On a tree by a river little tom tit
>     Behold the Lord High Executioner
>     As some day it may happen that a victim must be found
>     The sun, whose rays are all ablaze
>     Here's a how-de-do!
>     The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la
>     There is beauty in the bellow of the blast
>     For he's gone and married Yum-Yum
>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore
>     When I was a lad
>     I'm called Little Buttercup
>     Never mind the why and wherefore
>     We shall sail the ocean blue
>     I'm called the captain of the Pinafore
>     A joy! Oh rapture unforeseen
>Sullivan, Arthur : Trial by Jury
>     When I, good friends, was called to the bar
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Sorcerer
>     My name is John Wellington Wells
>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience
>     The soldiers of our Queen
>     Am I alone and unobserved?
>     If you're anxious for to shine
>     So go to him and say to him
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard
>     When our gallant Norman foes
>     I have a song to sing, O!
>     When a maiden loves, she sits and sighs
>     Tower warders, under orders
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance
>     With cat-like tread
>     Poor wand'ring one!
>     I am the very model of a modern Major-General
>     When the foeman bares his steel
>     When a felon's not engaged in his employment
>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore
>     I know a youth who loves a little maid
>     When the night wind howls in the chimney cowls
>     My eyes are fully open to my awful situation
>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe
>     Loudly let the trumpet bray
>     Love unrequited
>     If you go in you're sure to win
>     When all night long a chap remains
>     Said I to myself, said I
>     When Britain really ruled the waves
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers
>     We're called gondolieri, but that's a vagary
>     In enterprise of martial kind
>     Take a pair of sparkling eyes
>     Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero
>     From the sunny Spanish shore
>     I stole the Prince
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gongoliers
>     Then one of us will be a queen
>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida
>     If you give me your attention
>     The woman of the wisest wit
>     I built upon a rock
>     Whene'er I spoke sarcastic joke
>     This helmet I suppose

Album Summary

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado
>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore
>Sullivan, Arthur : Trial by Jury
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Sorcerer
>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance
>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore
>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gongoliers
>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida
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Notes & Reviews:

This 2-CD, 52-track collection offers favourite songs and choruses from: The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Trial by Jury, Patience, Ruddigore, Princess Ida.



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>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: Three little maids from school are we
  • Performers: Peggy Jones (Mezzo Soprano); Valerie Masterson (Soprano); Pauline Wales (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: A wand'ring minstrel I
  • Performer: Colin Wright (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: On a tree by a river little tom tit
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: Behold the Lord High Executioner
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: As some day it may happen that a victim must be found
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: The sun, whose rays are all ablaze
  • Performer: Valerie Masterson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: Here's a how-de-do!
  • Performers: Colin Wright (Voice); John Reed (Baritone); Valerie Masterson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la
  • Performers: Colin Wright (Voice); John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: There is beauty in the bellow of the blast
  • Performers: John Reed (Baritone); Lyndsie Holland (Alto)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: When I was a lad
  • Performers: John Reed (Baritone); Joyce Wright (Mezzo Soprano); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: I'm called Little Buttercup
  • Performer: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: Never mind the why and wherefore
  • Performers: John Reed (Baritone); Jean Hindmarsh (Soprano); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: We shall sail the ocean blue
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: I'm called the captain of the Pinafore
  • Performer: Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: A joy! Oh rapture unforeseen
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : Trial by Jury :: When I, good friends, was called to the bar
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Sorcerer :: My name is John Wellington Wells
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: The soldiers of our Queen
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: Am I alone and unobserved?
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: If you're anxious for to shine
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: So go to him and say to him
  • Performers: John Reed (Baritone); Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: When our gallant Norman foes
  • Performer: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: I have a song to sing, O!
  • Performers: John Reed (Baritone); Elizabeth Harwood (Voice)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: When a maiden loves, she sits and sighs
  • Performer: Ann Hood (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: Tower warders, under orders
  • Performer: Thomas Lawlor (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: With cat-like tread
  • Performer: George Cook (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: Poor wand'ring one!
  • Performer: Valerie Masterson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: I am the very model of a modern Major-General
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: When the foeman bares his steel
  • Performers: Jean Allister (Alto); John Reed (Baritone); Owen Brannigan (Bass); Valerie Masterson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: When a felon's not engaged in his employment
  • Performer: Owen Brannigan (Bass)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore :: I know a youth who loves a little maid
  • Performers: John Reed (Baritone); Jean Hindmarsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore :: When the night wind howls in the chimney cowls
  • Performer: Donald Adams (Bass)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore :: My eyes are fully open to my awful situation
  • Performers: Jean Allister (Alto); John Reed (Baritone); Kenneth Sandford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: Loudly let the trumpet bray
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: Love unrequited
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: If you go in you're sure to win
  • Performers: Donald Adams (Bass); John Reed (Baritone); Thomas Round (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: When all night long a chap remains
  • Performer: Kenneth Sandford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: Said I to myself, said I
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: When Britain really ruled the waves
  • Performer: Donald Adams (Bass)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: We're called gondolieri, but that's a vagary
  • Performers: Alan Styler (Baritone); Thomas Round (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: In enterprise of martial kind
  • Performers: Jennifer Toye (Soprano); John Reed (Baritone); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone); Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: Take a pair of sparkling eyes
  • Performer: Thomas Round (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: From the sunny Spanish shore
  • Performers: Jennifer Toye (Soprano); John Reed (Baritone); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone); Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: I stole the Prince
  • Performers: Jennifer Toye (Soprano); John Reed (Baritone); Kenneth Sandford (Baritone); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone); Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gongoliers :: Then one of us will be a queen
  • Performers: Mary Sansom (Soprano); Alan Styler (Baritone); Thomas Round (Tenor); Joyce Wright (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: If you give me your attention
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: The woman of the wisest wit
  • Performers: David Palmer (Organ); Ann Hood (Soprano); Philip Potter (Tenor); Valerie Masterson (Soprano); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: I built upon a rock
  • Performer: Elizabeth Harwood (Voice)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: Whene'er I spoke sarcastic joke
  • Performer: John Reed (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: This helmet I suppose
  • Performers: Anthony Raffell (Bass); Donald Adams (Bass); George Cook (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884